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Understanding author rights

SHERPA-RoMEO-long-logo (1)To find out the dos and don’ts pertaining to your rights as an author, visit the Sherpa Romeo site. The site summarises open access self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights that are given to you as an author by different journals and publishers. Where archiving permission is given, it means that your article can be uploaded on our institutional repository. The advantage of this is that its visibility is greatly enhanced. The respective journal may for example allow you to archive the pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF while another may only allow archiving of your pre-print (ie pre-refereeing) article version. Other journals allow you to archive your article after a defined embargo period. The respective journal website also spell out these rights. The publishing license agreement you sign with the publisher also stipulates your rights. The library verifies your archiving rights before uploading your article in our repository. It is advisable to clearly understand the publishing license contract you sign with the publisher. This will ensure you adhere to your part of the contract.

Convenient access to eBooks and eJournals on SpringerLink

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SpringerLink provides access to online journals, books and reference works. You can access these resources conveniently from your mobile device. SpringerLink supports access on any device by automatically adjusting the site-setup that is optimal for the screen size of the device that is used to visit the site. Readers can choose to download individual book chapters or full eBooks. When accessing the resources outside the Kenyatta University Network, please go through the Off Campus Access platform. If your off campus access account has not been activated, email maktaba@ku.ac.ke and provide your corporate/university email and registration/PF Number.

BioMed Central Open Access Journal

 

BioMed Central (BMC) Complementary and Alternative Medicine is an open access journal publishing research articles on interventions and resources that complement or replace conventional therapies.

The Open access journal specializes on research on biological mechanisms, their efficacy, safety, costs and patterns of use or implementation. BMC is part of Springer nature which publishes research articles on science, technology, engineering and medicine.

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